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How I Got My Agent: Debut Novelist Diksha Basu

Debut author Diksha Basu shares her story of how asking for a little guidance helped her land a literary agent, and how choosing the agent she knew would push her the most has helped her career. The post How I Got My Agent: Debut Novelist Diksha Basu appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Agent Spotlight: Shaheen Qureshi of Capital Talent Agency

Literary agent Shaheen Qureshi is open to queries! She is looking for all genres of middle grade and young adult fiction. The post Agent Spotlight: Shaheen Qureshi of Capital Talent Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Preparing for Twitter Pitching Contests, Including #SFFpit This Week!

Twitter pitching events have become an enormously popular way for author to connect with literary agents by pitching their completed manuscript on Twitter under a hashtag. Here are some tips to make sure your experience goes well. The post Preparing for Twitter Pitching Contests, Including #SFFpit This Week! appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Writers Looking for Forever Homes: Adoption Listings

Sarah Hutto offers a humorous list of authors up for adoption, like Richard, “a feral writer who has garnered interest from literary agents.”

An Agent’s Perspective: Why You Should Be Attending Conferences & Workshops as a Writer

Agent Justin Wells of Corvisiero Literary Agency shares his opinion on why conferences and workshops are absolute musts for writers today, whether it’s a big or small event. The post An Agent’s Perspective: Why You Should Be Attending Conferences & Workshops as a Writer appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Meet the Agent: Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary

Literary Agent Anjali Singh has been with Ayesha Pande Literary for 2 years. In this profile, learn about her best writing and pitching tips. The post Meet the Agent: Anjali Singh of Ayesha Pande Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

ICM Partners’ TV Agent Erik Horine Exits

Erik Horine is leaving  ICM Partners where he was a TV literary agent and partner. It is understood that he plans to become a manager. The circumstances surrounding Horine’s departure are unclear. I hear the ICM Partners board was involved...Show More Summary

Agent Update: Becky LeJeune of the Bond Literary Agency

Literary agent Becky LeJeune of the Bond Literary Agency is open to queries! She is seeking commercial YA and a variety of genres on the adult side, including horror, science fiction and fantasy, and thrillers. The post Agent Update: Becky LeJeune of the Bond Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Why Finding a Literary Agent Is So Similar to Dating

In this back and forth, author Ricki Schultz and literary agent Barbara Poelle dish on the similarities between courting a mate and courting an agent. The post Why Finding a Literary Agent Is So Similar to Dating appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Connor Eck of Lucinda Literary LLC

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Connor Eck of Lucinda Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Connor: Prior...Show More Summary

How to Get a Literary Agent

Choosing an agent is a lot like choosing a hairdresser. [I currently don't have an agent or a hairdresser.] If you know a bunch of writers and most writers do because who else is home all day?) ask the successful ones who represents them. Show More Summary

Lanny Noveck & Liz Robinson Launch Boutique Literary Management Firm

Literary representation veterans Lanny Noveck and Liz Robinson have teamed to form Signature Ltd., a boutique literary management firm. This is a re-teaming of the duo who first worked together as agents at the William Morris Agency. Noveck,...Show More Summary

Agent Spotlight: Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary Agency

Literary agent Danielle Burby is open to queries! She is looking for all genres of middle grade and young adult fiction. The post Agent Spotlight: Danielle Burby of Nelson Literary Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Agent: Author Michael Haspil

Author Michael Haspil, represented by Sara Megibow of KT Literary, shares his story of the importance of attending conferences during the process of writing and querying. The post How I Got My Agent: Author Michael Haspil appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Meet the Agent: Anna Sproul-Latimer of Ross Yoon Agency

Literary Agent Anna Sproul-Latimer has been with the Ross Yoon Agency for 12 years. In this profile, learn about her best writing and pitching tips. The post Meet the Agent: Anna Sproul-Latimer of Ross Yoon Agency appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Agent: Author Jenni L. Walsh

Debut author Jenni L. Walsh (Becoming Bonnie) explains how submitting to writing contests involving agents helped her eventually land literary representation. The post How I Got My Agent: Author Jenni L. Walsh appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Blair Wilson of Park Literary & Media

Literary agent Blair Wilson is open to queries! She is looking for middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as various types of adult nonfiction. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Blair Wilson of Park Literary & Media appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Perspective and Your Authorial Voice

2 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

It’s become something of an adage that every literary agent (or publisher, or editor, or reader…) is looking for is a fresh and distinctive Voice. But what, exactly, is Voice? Depending on where you look, you’ll find any number of people offering definitions, ranging from Rachelle Gardner: Your writer’s voice is the expression of YOU on the page. […]

How to Get to Yes: Writing Highly Effective Query Letters

2 months agoArts / Writing : Write to Done

Do you want to land your book with a publisher? This article shows how to write an effective query letter. As a literary agent in major trade publishing at the Trident Media Group literary agency, I often have to explain the elements of a good query letter to new clients. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Romance Author Janna MacGregor

Debut romance author Janna MacGregor explains how her choices to pursue writing contests, attending conferences, and working with an agent that wanted her to further develop her manuscript, led to signing with her dream literary agent. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Romance Author Janna MacGregor appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

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